Tuesday, November 08, 2005

An interview with peak-oil provocateur Matthew Simmons

Thursday and Friday of this week, November 10th and 11th, a high-level conference to discuss the impacts of a peak in world oil production will be held in Denver, Colorado. The two-day forum is sponsored by the City and County of Denver and ASPO-USA.

Matthew Simmons is interviewed in Grist Magazine :

"Matthew Simmons has been stirring up a lot of angst in energy circles this year. This well-connected industry insider has concluded that some of the world's largest oil beds may be on the verge of production collapse -- and he's willing to bet his much-vaunted career on it.

Author of the recently published Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, Simmons is founder of Simmons & Company International, an investment bank that handles mergers and acquisitions among energy companies, and counts among its clients Halliburton, General Electric, and the World Bank. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, he served as an energy-policy adviser to the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. "

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